Channel 4 commissions ‘The Devil’s Whore’ follow-up ‘New World’

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Channel 4 has announced the commission of New World, an original four-part drama series spanning two continents and the period up to the Glorious Revolution.

Written by Peter Flannery and Martine Brant, New World is described as “a gripping story of love and loss and the human price paid for the freedoms we enjoy today”.

The official synopsis reads: “The next chapter of The Devil’s Whore meets Angelica, now Countess of Abingdon, in the 1680s. Torture, show trials, summary executions… the restored Monarchy of Charles II has betrayed its promise of tolerance and reverted to tyranny. Behind the opulent decadence of the court, a ruthless terror machine is repressing the liberties won with so much Civil War blood.

“Across the Atlantic, the tentacles of State terror have reached the New England colonists who are struggling to throw off the shackles of the English Crown. With the spectre of past horrors returning, Angelica strives to protect her innocent daughter Beth from the perilous world outside the haven of Fanshawe House and England’s impending descent into chaos. Seeking a new life in an untamed land, Beth finds herself torn between love and the ideals for which her mother stood and her father died.”

Peter Flannery and Martine Brant commented: “We are thrilled to be writing the continuing story of Angelica and her daughter Beth in the Restoration. We can’t think of a better place than Channel 4 to tell the tale of the love and courage of a group of young idealists as they strive together to make the world a better place to live in on both sides of the Atlantic.”

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